Echoes of Eden

  • Nov 10, 2009
  • Jerram Barrs

by Jerram Barrs I want to begin by explaining why I chose this title. First, we go back all the way to Lewis’ childhood. From a very early age Lewis had loved fairy stories, legends and myths. He delighted particularly in the myths of the Norsemen – the sagas of …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

  • May 25, 2009
  • Louis Markos

There are few characters in literature who embody positive goodness more powerfully than Aslan. In his presence, the children feel at once a sense of joy and fear, an ecstasy mingled with terror, an intimation of both the actively sublime and the passively beautiful. Aslan is neither a pretty object …

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Lurching Back to My Lamppost

  • May 08, 2009
  • Christi A. Foist

In C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the central characters first enter Narnia by way of a massive and surprisingly deep wardrobe at the back of which they find themselves standing in a strange and foreign winterland, next to a lamppost. That beacon becomes a kind of …

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Finding Neverland

  • Mar 23, 2009
  • Bruce L. Edwards

“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to …

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Lewis and Stonehenge

  • Aug 15, 2008
  • Will Vaus
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Clyde Kilby, in C. S. Lewis: Images of His World, stated that C. S. Lewis was “fascinated by the ancient monument of Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire”. Of course, countless people have been intrigued by Stonehenge because it is a 5000 year old mystery. What was the original purpose of this …

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